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History of Physician/Patient Interactions as it Relates to Data

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    History of Physician/Patient Interactions as it Relates to Data

  • Medical Education

    Medical Education
    The American Medical Association created the Council on Medical Education to provide standards for students wanting to get into the medical field. This establishment allows for better patient care, and a greater success in patient outcomes. Niles, Nancy J. 2015, Basics of the U.S. Health Care System. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • Medical Technology

    Medical Technology
    Advancement of medical technologies begins, increasing patient care, abilities to train medical professionals, and allowance for medical specialization. Niles, Nancy J. 2015, Basics of the U.S. Health Care System. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • Narcotic Control Act

    Narcotic Control Act
    President Calvin Coolidge enacted the Narcotic Control Act, where hospitals established specific programs for individuals suffering from a drug addiction. With this revolutionary idea, patients were given resources to help deal with their addictions, drawing attention to a weak area within the healthcare system. By doing this, addiction was still prevalent, but recovery was widespread.
    Niles, Nancy J. 2015, Basics of the U.S. Health Care System. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • Blue Cross

    Blue Cross
    Blue Cross adapted a model from Baylor University that covered patient costs at hospitals only, as to not take away private income from physicians. This added an interesting dynamic for patients that participated, as it added a decision for patients that were sick. Do they go to the hospital for an illness and get all costs covered, or do they stick to their primary care and pay out of pocket?
    Niles, Nancy J. 2015, Basics of the U.S. Health Care System. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • National Mental Health Act (NMHA)

    National Mental Health Act (NMHA)
    The NMHA was enacted to provide money for research into the cause, treatment, and prevention of mental illnesses. By taking the first step into understanding mental health and how it effects a patients overall well-being, the NMHA allowed the allotment of data surrounding healthcare to be expanded to include this newer population. Niles, Nancy J. 2015, Basics of the U.S. Health Care System. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • Federal Grants

    Federal Grants
    Federal grants were established to support medical school operational costs and the opening of teaching hospitals. By maximizing access to teaching hospitals, prospective medical professionals are able to learn hands on patient care underneath a practicing medical professional. Niles, Nancy J. 2015, Basics of the U.S. Health Care System. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • Regional Medical Programs

    Regional Medical Programs
    Regional Medical Programs facilitated networking within providers and process transformation through research grants. This gave providers a chance to revolutionize patient care while also seeking to constantly improve how the care was provided. Niles, Nancy J. 2015, Basics of the U.S. Health Care System. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • Teaching and Clinical Hospitals

    Teaching and Clinical Hospitals
    Due to the enactment of Medicare and Medicaid, teaching faculty were now also required to have clinical responsibilities. This change revolutionized hands on patient care by taking yet another step away from the traditional classroom and one step closer to real life practice.
    Niles, Nancy J. 2015, Basics of the U.S. Health Care System. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • Third Party Payers and Research

    Third Party Payers and Research
    Third party payers fully reimbursed educational medical institutions with zero restrictions. This allowed for research to take place while also providing patient care, giving the organization a bit more balance and less of a financial burden.
    Niles, Nancy J. 2015, Basics of the U.S. Health Care System. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • IOM Report

    IOM Report
    The IOM Report was first "defined public health as organized community efforts to address the public interest in health by applying scientific and technical knowledge and promote health" (Niles 2015). By combining these factors and transmitting it into recognizable data, we are better able to understand a specific populations health and ways we can improve. Niles, Nancy J. 2015, Basics of the U.S. Health Care System. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • Managed Care

    Managed Care
    Managed care became the focus of medical institutions, restricting reimbursement from third party payers. By enacting this measure, focus was now shifted from research to managed patient care. Managing patient care allows for better turn out and more time spent with the patient, increasing patient satisfaction as well. Niles, Nancy J. 2015, Basics of the U.S. Health Care System. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • Creation of Hospitalists

    Creation of Hospitalists
    Hospitalists are "providers who focus exclusively on the care of patients when they are hospitalized" (Niles 2015). With the creation of this position, hospitals took a larger focus in quality patient care by assigning these individuals to patients and their cases, allowing the hospitalization process to be more efficient and organized. Niles, Nancy J. 2015, Basics of the U.S. Health Care System. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • Development and Release of Healthy People 2010

    Development and Release of Healthy People 2010
    The goal of Healthy People 2010 is to establish an infrastructure to support the goals of combining technology, research and more to create a better rehabilitated public health domain. Niles, Nancy J. 2015, Basics of the U.S. Health Care System. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • Standards Created by The Joint Commission

    Standards Created by The Joint Commission
    The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations required hospitals to alert patients if test results are not consistent with typical results. While results can vary from patient to patient, this enactment allows for greater clarity of communication between provider and patient. Niles, Nancy J. 2015, Basics of the U.S. Health Care System. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • National Quality Forum (NQF) Endorsement

    National Quality Forum (NQF) Endorsement
    NQF formally endorses the CAHPS Hospital Survey. This survey is a way for hospitals to receive feedback on their high points and shortcomings, and also is a way for them to be ranked. Having a comparison system is great for checks and balances, so patients understand what kind of care they should expect to receive. Niles, Nancy J. 2015, Basics of the U.S. Health Care System. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.